Empire Communities was Recently Honoured With the Coveted "Green Builder of the Year" Award for 2008

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The Empire Just Got Greener! Empire Communities is very proud to announce that it was recently honoured with the coveted "Green Builder of the Year" award for 2008 by EnerQuality at their annual "Awards of Excellence". The prestigious award is given to a builder who has shown exemplary commitment to building and labelling energy efficient new homes.

We are all winners - Empire, the environment, and our customers who live in a comfortable and energy efficient environment that is not only helping to save the environment, but also their energy costs

Empire Communities is very proud to announce that it was recently honoured with the coveted "Green Builder of the Year" award for 2008 by EnerQuality at their annual "Awards of Excellence".

The prestigious award is given to a builder who has shown exemplary commitment to building and labelling energy efficient new homes. The recipient must show an organizational commitment to building green and has made significant impact in their communities through innovation, advocacy and awareness.

Empire's was recognized for their outstanding commitment to green building that included ENERGY STAR for New Homes as standard practice in all communities, a LEED for Homes Canada case study project in Uxbridge, and for taking an active role in the Archetype Sustainable House project at Kortright Centre through BILD.

Paul Golini Jr., Executive Vice President of Empire, has been a key advocate in our industry for the development and promotion of greener building practices. Golini is an active participant in advocacy groups including the Green Committee for BILD and LEED for New Homes Core Committee, in conjunction with Canada Green Building Council. His unwavering commitment will ensure that future communities, as well the current, will continue to be among Canada's greenest and most efficient new homes.

"We are all winners - Empire, the environment, and our customers who live in a comfortable and energy efficient environment that is not only helping to save the environment, but also their energy costs", says Golini.

Empire Communities is currently building ENERGY STAR® qualified homes in 6 different communities throughout the GTA and southwestern Ontario. To find out "Where in the Empire, do you want to LIVE?" visit Empire Communities website.

For more information contact: Mary Marrello at 905-307-8102.

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